Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town branch of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public, Conveyancer and Insolvency Practitioner with many years of experience in the fields of property law, conveyancing and the laws relating to corporate compliance (especially in respect of the FICA and POPIA laws). Up until 2018 she was also head of the firm’s national marketing portfolio. She is a seasoned public speaker and presenter, both in person and online. She prepares text for the majority of STBB’s internal and external publications and is editor and co-writer for two pivotal publications in the South African real estate industry – the ABC of Conveyancing (JUTA) and Delport’s South African Property Law and Practice (JUTA).

Thought of the Week | WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

A personal injury claim is a claim for damages that a person has suffered as a result of injuries sustained in an accident or as a result of the death of a breadwinner in an accident. As a rule, the accident must have been caused by the negligence of another person.

The most common personal injury claim is for damages suffered by a person arising from an injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident or where a dependant’s breadwinner is killed in a motor vehicle accident. Other examples of accidents which may lead to personal injury claims are incidents where a person is bitten or injured by a dog, or slipping and falling in a shopping centre, on business premises or in a public area.

Damages in this context may include recovery of costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as hospital and other medical expenses, as well as a general amount towards the trauma of pain and suffering. There are different rules applicable in respect of the type of damages.

 

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Thought of the Week | CLAIMING FOR PERSONAL INJURIES

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